Global Warming: Assessing the Greenhouse Threat

Global Warming: Assessing the Greenhouse Threat

by Laurence Pringle
     
 

Global warming is perhaps the most prominent and urgent environmental issue of the past decade, continuing to make front-page headlines. Award-winning science and nature writer Laurence Pringle describes the cause of this worldwide trend, exploring its past, present, and potential future damage to our climate, ecology, and economy. He also offers solutions that may

Overview

Global warming is perhaps the most prominent and urgent environmental issue of the past decade, continuing to make front-page headlines. Award-winning science and nature writer Laurence Pringle describes the cause of this worldwide trend, exploring its past, present, and potential future damage to our climate, ecology, and economy. He also offers solutions that may help avert a global disaster. With over 30 color photographs and an extensive glossary, here is an authoritative look at a timely topic that all children and adults must face—and soon.

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Gr 4-6 --An incisive look at a current major concern. In a manner similar to April Koral's Our Global Greenhouse (Watts, 1989), Pringle outlines the problem in language that most fourth graders can handle, without leaving out the serious complexities. Koral takes a slightly more personal approach, phrasing some ideas in the form of questions and demonstrating how individual acts contribute to the problem, while Pringle offers a bit more explanation of the computer-based models used to predict the effects of global warming and slightly more coverage to scientists who minimize the problem. Both use a clear, authoritative style without preaching or moralizing, and both respect readers' intelligence. Pringle's format is more like a picture book, and type is larger in size; both books feature very high-quality color photographs with captions that are models of relevance to the text. Koral's book has experiments for students; Pringle's has a glossary. Both have indexes; neither has a bibliography. Since the subject is so topical, both books are highly recommended. --Jonathan Betz-Zall, Sno-Isle Regional Library System, Edmonds, WA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559700122
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
10.63(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Laurence Pringle has been called "one of America's top nonfiction writers for young readers" by the Chicago Tribune . He lives in West Nyack, New York.

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